(Happy are those who do not have conscience and the madmen)
Spartak Dermendjiev - Paris shows 50 portraits of his friends and intellectuals. They were created in the course of one year - 2000-2001. The sculptures are made of terracotta (baked clay). They were made from nature and in an impressionistic manner.
The sculptor (born in 1954) gained scandal popularity with his paintings and plastic works of naked female bodies. Now, he is offering a ‘timid’ exhibition of realistic portraits. The artist, though, is looking again for the challenge. And it is in the name of the exhibition and the meaning placed in it.